Mrs. Huệ has a service business, cleaning motorcycles. She is applying for a loan to purchase equipment to conduct a car-wash business. Huệ is 44 years old. She is married and has two children. Huệ is the group leader of the 08-01-03-Phú Sơn2 solidarity group, which consists of three members. She lives and works in Thanh Hoa City, an urban area in Thanh Hoa province, and has two dependents. In 2011, Huệ joined Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor Women to improve her business. Huệ has successfully repaid four loans from Thanh Hoa Fund for Poor Women. Huệ has been involved in her business for more than 10 years. The main hardship that Huệ faces in her business is a lack of capital. With her business profits, Huệ hopes that her family will be healthy and happy, that her business will do well, and that her children will do well in school.
About Thanh Hoa Microfinance Institution Limited Liability (Thanh Hoa MFI)
Thanh Hoa MFI works to provide credit to women and their families in the central Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoa, one of the poorest regions of the country. The institution's target clients are poor and low-income women who have the ability to work but lack the capital. Accordingly, Thanh Hoa MFI prioritizes single mothers, low-income women with children who have dropped out of primary school, and Viet Nam’s poorest women who cannot access any formal financial services.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
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